It would be hard to forget last year’s funny interview, where two children burst in on their expert dad as he was live to air via Skype, talking to the BBC. It was the gift that kept on giving, sparking memes and chuckles across the globe.
A brand new interrupting kid video has made its way online, this giggle-inducing shot-in-the-arm thanks to the good folk at news service Al-Jazeera.
This time it was young Rainier – also know as Razor – who stole the show from his dad. Granted he didn’t have the double-act advantage of last year’s hippity-hoppity Marion and baby James, but he more than made up for it, with cheesy grins, charm and charisma for days.
“Umm, that’s my child”
Rainier’s dad Daniel Smith-Rowsey, a professor and film historian, was chatting on-air to host Sohail Rahman about yesterday’s Golden Globe Awards. Young Razor felt compelled to weigh in too.
At first, Razor simply Skype-bombs his dad, lurking quite adorably over his shoulder. Being ignored seems to embolden the little boy (surprise, surprise!) and he pops his head closer to the camera, snuggling into his dad’s shoulder with sparkly eyes.
Interviewer and interviewee seem to decide that facing this unscheduled cameo head on is the only way through.
“Umm, that’s my child, excuse me,” Daniel says sheepishly.
“Oh he can come in, it’s not a problem,” Sohail confirms. “We’re quite happy to have youngsters on the program too.”
This prompts more excited overtures from Razor.
“Oh, OK. He wants to be part of this. Excuse me,” Daniel laughs.
Cue Razor waving and smiling. All the LOLs.
At one point, Daniel makes a point about the film industry, and defers to son Razor for confirmation.
“YES!” the little boy agrees, and tilts his head, cuddling back into his dad’s neck for an extra confidence-boost.
“At that point I just tried to make the best of what seemed to me a very embarrassing situation,” Daniel told Today. “I tried to focus on the questions. I hope I didn’t fall too flat on my face.”
Young Razor’s seen hiding behind his dad towards the end of the piece, his waving little Hot Wheels-clutching hand the only part of him visible.
“Bye!” he calls as interviewer Sohail bids him – and his expert dad – farewell.
“I cursed myself for not locking the door”
Daniel said this cute and funny moment unfolded pretty quickly and he was powerless to make it stop.
“I saw him coming in and cursed myself for not locking the door. Razor and I had never discussed protocol about this, so I hoped against hope that he would sense that he shouldn’t be on camera.”
Needless to say Razor’s spidey-senses came to a very different conclusion – that it was his time to SHINE! And shine he most certainly did.
Here’s Marion and James again, in case you need another dose of interrupting kids. You’re so welcome.